New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an incentive for residents to get the COVID-19 booster vaccine. From now until the end of the year at city run vaccine hubs, residents will get $100 in their bank accounts for getting the vaccine booster.
WASHINGTON – The Biden administration announced Tuesday that it worked with Google, the tech giant, to make it easier for Americans to find free coronavirus testing locations.
Those interested in learning if they have the virus can search “free COVID test near me” to find the closest site, including ones that they may not be aware existed, a senior administration official said.
Google did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News about its participation in the project. Testing is one of President Biden’s centerpieces in his effort to counter the spread of the omicron variant in the U.S.
The president is expected to announce later today that the U.S. will purchase half a billion rapid COVID-19 tests that will be distributed to Americans for no cost, the official said.
Biden is also expected to announce increased federal support for hospitals, which includes the mobilization of 1,000 members to the military to assist hospitals that may be overwhelmed with cases.
Omicron has raced ahead of other variants and is now the dominant version of the coronavirus in the U.S., accounting for 73% of new infections last week, federal health…